interesting to take a quick look at what congress does it. congress gets a vacation. 239 days this year out of washington. of course that's not all vacation. it includes work in the district, but it is a lot of time away from washington, something i personally would prefer that do more often. get away from washington. that's where a the trouble starts. compare that to the average number of vacation days from mere working citizens. eight days. that's eight days. i mean, that is not fair, is it? and how about all the money. congress base salary, $174,000. the rest of us mere citizens make, on average, just over 45,000 per year. did i mention the perks? a free car, for crying out loud for house members.